Monday, April 21, 2008

WHAT I WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY...

I make a big deal out of my birthday! I love Christmas, Valentine's Day and my BIRTHDAY! When I turned 30 I had a kid's birthday party. I invited all my favorite 5,6,7 year old kids from my neighborhood and my nieces and nephews. I had balloons, corny party favors, paper crowns, silly kid games and lots of cake and ice cream (soy for me). Each kid got a gift bag with my favorite kid book. It was the best!

When I ran for public office I announced on my birthday and had a fundraiser "old school" party. I raised quite a bit for the campaign!

One year my friends from all over the world sent me specially made chocolate cake. I had a month's worth of chocolate cake!. Now I am not proposing that again...YIKES!

The emails and telephone calls have started: what do you want this year? What is the theme? Hhmmm I want, I want, I want...

This year I want poetry, prose, any collection of words dedicated to me! I want all my friends including my beautiful blog friends to pen a poem, some prose, a missive, anything at all! That's it. It is my goal to post them all during the month of MAY! They can be anonymous if folks are feeling skiddish.

So all my blog Friends who are amazing at wordsmithing (see blog roll) I am calling you out on my behalf! My birthday countdown clock is up so you have lots of time. Lots of time! Of course I will remind you all over the next week. (smile)

I will bind them and put them into a book and that will be my theme this year: My own book of poetry, prose and love missives!

NO ONE IS EXEMPT! NO ONE IS EXEMPT!

16 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

cant wait for the book, i never really got into bdays, never had a party, never gifts except moms and pos, but then again i was born on dec 22

pserendipity said...

Whew! Glad I ain't on the blogroll, cause poet I am not. :-) But I can't wait to read!

Lovebabz said...

Torrance,
I am glad you can't wait for the book! I can't wait for your poem too! That would be two poems from you!

I will throw you a party for your birthday complete with balloons, hats, noisemakers and GIFTS!

Ahh pseredipity,
You are NOT exempt My Sister! Get your pencils sharpened!

laurie said...

a challenge! not to say lovely things about you but to write it all down. i'm on it. xo

Lovebabz said...

Hey Laurie!
Are you back home! I will drop in and check on you.

Yes I am so excited that you are accepting this call to celebrate my birthday!

Don said...

that sounds like a good deal on the book. i was looking for the exact date but i didn't see it. two poems from me now.

Lovebabz said...

Don,
I am glad you already know its 2 poems from you! My birthday is MAY 2nd!

Sharon said...

Hark! I hear the gentle voice of INSPIRATION ;) And I am definitely up to the job. In fact, I consider it a privilege to try to capture some small part of my Lovebabz in the immortality of poetry! Gotta go to work, gotta go to work :)

Lovebabz said...

Sharon,
Yours is the one that I was hoping most for. I know it will be awesome!

I do so love you!

Mizrepresent said...

Okay Lovebabz, i got you...coming soon...i am going to wish you the best birthday you can ever remember! I promise!

Lovebabz said...

Miz R,
Does that mean that I get the pleasure of your writing on my behalf? I sure hope so!

Anali said...

This is the coolest idea LoveB! I'm a big birthday person myself. I'm going to start thinking about this now...

Lovebabz said...

Hooray Anali! I am so thrilled you are going to participate!

Mizrepresent said...

I know i'm early...but i got something for you on "wildflowerII", Happy Pre-B'day Lovebabz!

Lovebabz said...

Sister MizR,
It is never TOO early...or too late! I am running over there now!
Thank you! Thnak YOU!

CapCity said...

I'mma li'l late been dealin' wif my own issues - but i think i can stir somethin' up, fo' a sistah!;-)

I love b'days, too!